Don’t turn a blind eye to Brooke, Battersea’s extra-special moggy, this winter

22 DECEMBER 2016

Two-year-old Brooke was found wandering all alone in a block of flats in South West London, when a kind neighbour noticed her and decided to bring her into Battersea Dogs & Cats Home over 113 days ago. 

Despite this, fearless feline Brooke is as confident and affectionate as ever. You see, Brooke isn’t like any other cat at the Home – she has an amazing memory which she uses to her advantage. This is because Brooke is blind and one of her skills is to map out her surroundings in her head so she can navigate her way round without much of an issue.

This Domestic Short Hair is a playful little cat and is ready for her blind date – all she needs is a steady, stable home and someone to give her the love she deserves.

Brooke came in as a stray and so the staff don’t know how she came to be blind, but she has adapted so well to her surroundings and gets on with her daily life without any problem. This is one moggy who doesn’t mope around – but the only thing missing in her life is someone to show her some love and somewhere she can call home. 

Seeing is believing this winter – will you be the one to give Brooke her new home this new year? 

Battersea’s Head of Catteries, Lindsey Quinlan, says: “Brooke is a sweet-natured little girl, who, despite being blind as a cat, doesn’t let anything get in her way. She goes about her everyday life without any problem – we just need someone who will give her a quiet and settled environment to live in.”


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Notes to editors  

  • Established in 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home aims never to turn away a dog or cat in need of our help, caring for them until their owners or loving new homes can be found, no matter how long it takes. We are champions for, and supporters of, vulnerable dogs and cats, determined to create lasting changes for animals in our society.  
  • Since it was founded, Battersea has rescued, reunited and rehomed over 3.1 million dogs and cats. 
  • In 2015 the Home cared for over 8000 dogs and cats. 
  • Battersea cares for an average of 260 dogs and 220 cats across its three centres at any one time. 
  • In 2015 27% of dogs and 30% of cats arrived as strays. 
  • Battersea Dogs & Cats Home rehomes dogs and cats all over the UK. 
  • For further information on Battersea Dogs & Cats Home please visit 
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